James Cameron is directing and producing Avatar: The Way of Water, a science fiction epic from 20th Century Fox. Avatar 2 is the sequel to Cameron’s first Avatar film (2009). Josh Friedman was initially announced as Cameron’s co-writer, but it was later revealed that Friedman, Cameron, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Shane Salerno all participated in the writing process before being credited with separate scripts, making the final writing credits unclear. Cameron is producing the film with Jon Landau. Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, Dileep Rao, CCH Pounder, and Matt Gerald all reprise their roles from the original film, with Sigourney Weaver returning in a new one. Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Brendan Cowell, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, Oona Chaplin, Vin Diesel, and CJ Jones are among the new cast members.
Since the first Avatar movie came out in 2009, fans have joked about a sequel and openly questioned whether anyone still cares about the franchise 13 years later. This winter, when the long-awaited sequel arrives in theatres, director James Cameron will be hoping to prove them wrong.
During the recent industry event CinemaCon, where attendees also got to see the first 3D trailer of the special effects epic that cost an estimated $250 million to make, the title Avatar: The Way of Water was announced.
Date of Release
‘Avatar 2’ will open in theatres on December 16, 2022
Avatar 2’s Star Cast Has Been Announced.
Zoe Saldana as Neytiri, Sam Worthington as Jake Sully, and Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch have all been confirmed to return from the original Avatar. CCH Pounder and Dileep Rao join Giovanni Ribisi in returning. Sigourney Weaver also returns, though she has stated that she is portraying a new character in this installment.
Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet joins the cast, reuniting with Titanic director James Cameron for the second time. For her role in Avatar 2, she learned to free-dive and spent seven minutes holding her breath underwater (beating Tom Cruise’s record from his underwater scene in Rogue Nation), like their previous collaboration. However, Winslet has described her Ronal character’s role in the film as “relatively small compared to the lengthy shoot.”
Cliff Curtis, star of Fear the Walking Dead, joins the cast as Tonowari, another Na’vi. In the Metkayina clan, he and Ronal are both free divers who live on the reefs of Pandora. New human characters include Edie Falco from The Sopranos and Michelle Yeoh from Everything Everywhere All At Once. Vin Diesel has been cast as well, but his role in the film is still a mystery.
Avatar 2 Storyline
In a video message from Ellington, New Zealand, Director Cameron revealed that “Avatar 2” is nearing completion and will be titled “Avatar: The Way of Water.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Cameron acknowledged that the exhibition community had it tough. It’s important for you to know that Jon Landau and I are here to work with you, and the best way we can do that is to deliver content that is a must-see experience in the theatre.
The wait is almost over. In December 2023, “Avatar 2” will be released, followed by a third film that was filmed at the same time. As soon as post-production on those films is complete, Cameron and crew will begin production on “Avatar 4” and “Avatar 5” simultaneously.
Trailer for Avatar: The Way of Winter